Qatar, France sign fighter jet deal amid Gulf crisis

Qatar announced Thursday a deal to buy 12 French-built Rafale fighter jets, as it faces a boycott by neighbouring Gulf states in the region's worst political crisis in years.The 1.1-billion-euro ($1.3 billion) order, announced during an official visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, allows for an option to buy a further 36 jets.It comes on top of a 2015 agreement on the purchase of 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale warplanes.Also on Thursday, Qatar Airways announced a 5.5-billion-euro ($6.4 billion) deal to buy 50 Airbus A321 planes, with an option for 36...

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By: France 24 - Thursday, 7 December

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